Town Council Car Parks
Report of the Parking Strategy Task Group: Please click Here
It is widely acknowledged that parking has been an issue in Biggleswade for many years. The available parking in the town needs to be better managed and the lack of sufficient parking needs to be addressed.
The Parking Strategy Task Group was set up by the Town Centre Management Committee to consider the Biggleswade Parking Strategy produced by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Central Bedfordshire Council. The Parking Strategy gave the results of the parking surveys carried out together with possible ways forward. The Task Group formulated a response and a strategic proposal for parking in Biggleswade for the medium term.
The Task Group felt that it was important to establish key principles when considering a parking strategy and also to consider the framework provided by the Biggleswade Town Centre Adopted Strategy and Masterplan (July 2011 Supplementary Planning Guidance).
Biggleswade Town Council offers a number of car parks within the town:
- Chestnut Avenue Car Park (140 spaces plus 3 disabled plus motorcycles)
- Dan Albone Car Park (56 spaces plus 3 disabled)
- Mill Lane Car Park (19 spaces plus 1 disabled)
- Rose Lane Car Park (140 spaces plus 3 disabled plus motorcycles)
- St Andrews Street Car Park (36 spaces plus 1 disabled)
- White Hart Car Park (16 spaces plus motorcycles)
The Biggleswade Town Council Off-Street Parking Places Order 2017 was sealed following a review of off street parking including a public consultation. The order is due to be implemented from 1st August 2018.
The car parks are to be Pay and Display with the first hour free of charge. The waiting times, return times and scale of charges varies across the car parks. For example White Hart Car Park will be limited to a waiting time of 1 hour and no return within 2 hours and Dan Albone Car Park will be limited to a waiting time of 9 hours and no return within 4 hours.
The maximum charge payable will be £2.50 for a 6 hour stay in Rose Lane Car Park or a 9 hour stay in Dan Albone Car Park. All charges include VAT.
A schedule of the parking restrictions and charges to be implemented is available to download via the following link:
The full copy of the Parking Order can be downloaded via the following link:
A Parking Permit Scheme is being implemented for workers and nearby residents which will apply to the following car parks:
Worker Parking Permits (Annual Charge £225 including VAT)
Rose Lane Car Park
Dan Albone Car Park
Resident Parking Permits (Annual Charge £120 including VAT)
Rose Lane Car Park
St Andrews Street Car Park
Further details including how to apply are included on the Off Street Parking Permit Application Form which is available to download via the following link: